Concord (Massachusetts)

Concord is a town in Massachusetts. One of the first battles of the American Revolution was fought here at the Old North Bridge. Henry David Thoreau penned Walden here. The home town of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott.


Get in

By car, from Interstate 95 take Exit 29-B -- Route 2 West.

MBTA Commuter Rail has stops in Concord center and West Concord. The Concord stop is closer to the tourist attractions than the West Concord stop. $6.25 one way from Boston North Station.

Get around

Traveling by car is easiest, but many of the tourist attractions are within walking distance of each other. Liberty Ride is a seasonal trolley between Lexington and Concord that serves many of the tourist attractions.


North Bridge Visitor Center: Daily 11AM-3PM thru Mar. Daily 9AM-5PM Apr-Oct.
Minute Man Visitor Center Daily 9AM-5PM. Apr-Oct. Daily 9AM-4PM Oct-Nov.
Hartwell Tavern: Daily 9:30AM-5:30PM. June-Oct.
The Wayside: open by guided tour, Jun-Oct. Th 2PM & 4PM; F,Sa,Su at 11AM, 1:30PM, 3PM & 4:30PM. Nathaniel Hawthorne's home.
A tomb at Sleepy Hollow - looks just like in the movies!



The Grasshopper Shop of Concord





Go next

For more history it's Lexington or Boston. North Shore towns have the closest beaches. The White Mountains are great for hiking, fall foliage viewing or skiing.

Routes through Concord

Fitchburg Acton  W  E  Lincoln Boston
Fitchburg Acton  W  E  Lincoln Boston
Berlin Acton  W  E  Bedford Danvers
Harvard Acton  N  S  END
Rindge Acton  W  E  END
Fitchburg Acton  NW  SE  Lincoln Boston

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